of the Association
living within the parish of West Hagbourne is a
member of the Association automatically
and there are no membership subscriptions. The Association's Committee
also has the power to grant membership to anyone else who lives
outside the parish at its discretion.
Brief history of the Association
In the summer of 1996 the Village History Group organised
a very successful Village Open Day with the aim of raising money
towards the cost
of publishing Windsor Hakeborne:
The Story of West Hagbourne.
The event was highly successful and a committee was formed the
following year with representatives from various village organisations
to plan another similar open day in 1998, this time with the aim
of putting any money raised into a fund available to be spent
to the general benefit of the parish and its residents. This open
day was also very successful and some £1,400 was raised
for the benefit of the village.
During the Spring of 1998 the open day planning committee decided
that it should be formally constituted as a Village Association
to which everyone living in the village would automatically be
a member and a draft constitution for the Association was circulated
with West Hagbourne Newsletter during the summer. An inaugural
general meeting of the Village Association was held on 6 October
1998 and the first Executive Committee was elected.
2007 the Association celebrated its 10th anniversary with an enjoyable
lunch which was held in the garden at Broomsticks.
Purpose of the Association
The purpose of the Association is to arrange and hold social,
fund raising and other village events, any proceeds arising from
which shall be used to the benefit of the Parish of West Hagbourne
and its residents or other such cause(s) as decided from time
to time by the Executive Committee.
The Association is now the main organiser of village social events,
having organised further village open days, summer garden lunches,
winter supper evenings, bowling evenings and of course the annual
St Georges Day dragons all of which help to foster a sense of